Global dividends rise strongly in Q1, while Australia continues to lag

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Global dividends shrugged off concerns about the world economy, rising 7.8% on a headline basis in the first quarter, and reaching a first-quarter record of US$263.3bn, according to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. Underlying growth of 7.5% followed the same trend as large special dividends were offset by negative exchange-rate effects. Global dividends […]

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Janus Henderson Investors appoints Suzanne Cain as global head of distribution

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Janus Henderson Investors has announced the appointment of Suzanne Cain as Global Head of Distribution. Suzanne will join Janus Henderson effective 20 May 2019. She will be responsible for the firm’s global sales and product strategy for both institutional and retail channels, and will oversee global marketing and lead client service across the firm’s business […]

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Janus Henderson Investors hires Tal Lomnitzer for Global Natural Resources team

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Janus Henderson Investors (NYSE: JHG, ASX: JHG) has announced the appointment of Tal Lomnitzer, as Senior Investment Manager within the Global Natural Resources Team, effective 25 February 2019. Based in London, Tal will be responsible for co-managing the global natural resources strategies, focusing primarily on the strategies and mandates domiciled in the UK and Luxemburg. Tal […]

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Market review – February 2019

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Australian government bond yields continued to rally over January as weaker domestic economic readings led markets to become more confident that the next move in the cash rate would be down. Longer-dated yields benefitted from flight-to-quality flows when concerns over trade, Brexit and the US government shutdown were most elevated. Risk appetite recovered, with equity […]

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Investment Outlook 2019: Australian Equities and Fixed Income

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Lee Mickelburough, Head of Australian Equities, discusses the lessons learned from 2018 and the themes shaping the team’s 2019 outlook. What are the key themes likely to shape markets in 2019? We expect some of the dominant themes of 2018 to persist into 2019. The strong growth we’ve seen in the United States, which has […]

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Janus Henderson Investors’ Australian fixed interest team bolsters resources

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Janus Henderson Investors is pleased to announce that Shan Kwee will transition to Co-Portfolio Manager of the Australian Fixed Interest Team’s (Team) credit strategies including the Diversified Credit and Cash Enhanced Funds. Shan will continue to partner alongside Noel Murphy in co-managing these portfolios. Jay Sivapalan, Co-Head of the Australian Fixed Interest Team stated “Since joining […]

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Global dividends surge, set third-quarter record – Australian dividend payouts lag global peers

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Q3 delivered another excellent quarter for global dividends as the continuing strength of the world economy boosted corporate profitability around the world, according to the latest Global Dividend Index from Janus Henderson. Globally, payouts rose 5.1% to a comfortable third-quarter record of US$354.2bn. The United States, Canada, Taiwan, and India all saw all-time record quarterly […]

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Global companies have Australian credit investors in their sights

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What do AT&T, Heathrow Airport, General Motors, and Thames Water all have in common? All four companies have recently engaged with the Australian fixed income market in a bid to diversify their debt funding profiles. There are various reasons why these firms are looking at the Australian corporate bond market. Some are doing it to […]

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Global dividends soar to new record

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Global dividends jumped 12.9% year-on-year in the second quarter to $497.4bn, comfortably hitting a new record, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. Payments rose in almost every region of the world in headline terms. Records were broken in 12 countries, including France, Japan, and the United States, some of the largest contributors to […]

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Soaring profits push global dividends to a first-quarter record, though Australia lags behind

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Growing corporate profits pushed global dividends 10.2% higher on headline basis to $244.7bn in the first quarter, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. The total was a record for the first quarter. All-time quarterly records were broken in Canada and the US, while first-quarter records were broken in one in four of the […]

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